How To Keep Your Summer Glow
This is the most important step to keeping your goregous summer tan. Keeping the skin nourished and hydrated is key to prevent peeling and to maintain the "summer glow". Be careful using some drugstore moisturizers that are ineffective and may cause drying. Find products that have essentials oils such as vitamin A , E, and C. Body oils and/ or body butters are great options to give your skin an extra boost of hydration. We love the Norvell DWTS Extender lotion or for a lighter option AVIVA'S Skin Glow Moisturizer.
Warm Water V.s Hot Water
Hot baths and showers can dehydrate your skin . Use a cooler setting paired with a hydrating body wash or oil instead of bar soaps , gels and/or foams, that can dehydrate the skin. If you are a lover of baths we highly recommend Yon-Ka's Phyto Bain bath oil. If you have a spray tan try using a shower gel that is formulated to extend your spray tan as long as possible. We recommend AVIVA'S Shower Glow body wash that contains DHA to ensure a longer tan and even fading.
Exfoliating is the best way to cleanse your skin of dead skin cells and built up dirt and oil. Dead skill cells can actually make the skin look duller and you will lose that coveted glow - but do so very carefully to avoid scrubbing away your tan. For spray tans you will have exfoliated prior to your tan and once it starts to visibly fade you can begin light exfoliation to prepare for your next tan. The use of hair removal lotions or getting a wax will strip your tan since they remove the top layer of skin, your tanned skin. Make sure to exfoliate and get any hair removal done prior to you trip. We love the Norvell Exfoliator or AVIVA'S Deep Exfoliation.
Hydration Is Key
Staying hydrated is essential for good skin health, cell turnover and everything else associated with keeping a radiant, summer glow. A healthy diet is also key to skin health, go for leafy greens and colorful veggies to make it easy. If you want to mix it up, try coconut water or watermelon water ( SO easy to make at home!) both are very hydrating and have vital nutrients to keep you well balanced.
Enhance Your Tan
To reduce the possibility of your tan fading unevenly is easy with a gradual tanning lotion. The Norvell Extender lotion, mentioned earlier, is a fantastic option since it also provides a gradual color boost as you use it. There are always little tricks you can use too to enhance your tan such as wearing white or pastel clothing or putting on a light layer of body oil on the way out the door!
If you want to know what products best suit your needs, stop in and talk with one of our tanning consultants!